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Obama releases funds as Colorado scrambles to rescue flood victims

Obama releases funds as Colorado scrambles to rescue flood victims

Sep 14, – Rescue efforts for flood victims in Colorado have accelerated as supplies run low. The area received half its annual rain just on Thursday and will likely not have power, mobile phone service or running water for weeks. Overnight, helicopters set to work evacuating 295 people and their pets from Jamestown, isolated by […]

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Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Sep 13, – US and Afghan forces have fought off an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the western city of Herat.   Two Afghan police and one security guard were killed in the dawn assault, along with four attackers. The US consulate said its staff were safe. The Taliban said they […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Could low salt intake increase mortality risk?

Could low salt intake increase mortality risk?

We have long heard that too much salt can be bad for our health. But now, researchers have found that low levels of chloride, a component found in salt, could actually increase the risk of mortality and heart disease in those suffering from hypertension. Researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland analyzed data of […]

September 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
John Kerry: Syrian Gas Attack Crossed ‘Global Red Line’

John Kerry: Syrian Gas Attack Crossed ‘Global Red Line’

Sep 08, – US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that the Syrian president’s alleged use of chemical weapons crossed a “global red line”.  Mr Kerry, speaking in Paris, is in Europe to muster support for action against President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad’s deplorable use of chemical weapons […]

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Kerry meets Arab leaders to seek Syria strike support

Kerry meets Arab leaders to seek Syria strike support

Sep 08, – US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Arab League leaders in Paris as part of a European tour to gather support for intervention in Syria. Earlier Mr Kerry said the number of nations prepared to take military action was now in “double digits”, but the list has not been made public. […]

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Syrian regime shelling near Damascus kills 16

Syrian regime shelling near Damascus kills 16

Sep 07, BEIRUT — Heavy government shelling of rebel positions near the Syrian capital killed 16 people on Saturday, activists said, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied European allies to back Washington’s proposed military action against the ruling regime. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the mortar and artillery fire on […]

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Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies at age 96

Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies at age 96

Sep 06, BERLIN — Rochus Misch, who served as Adolf Hitler’s devoted bodyguard for most of World War II and was the last remaining witness to the Nazi leader’s final hours in his Berlin bunker, has died. He was 96. Misch died Thursday in Berlin after a short illness, Burkhard Nachtigall, who helped him write […]

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UK has new Syria chemical evidence – David Cameron

UK has new Syria chemical evidence – David Cameron

Sep 05, – The UK has fresh evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Damascus, David Cameron has told the BBC as he arrives in Russia for the G20 summit. Scientists at the Porton Down laboratories have been “examining samples” from Syria’s capital, he said. Mr Cameron denied claims he had “no hand to […]

September 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

Sep 05, VENICE, Italy — A piece of family history led German director Rick Ostermann to revisit some long-forgotten victims of the chaos immediately following World War II: German children, who lost their parents, struggling to survive in formerly German lands then occupied by Russia. Ostermann says the stories of the so-called wolf children are […]

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